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(loratadine) Oral Solution
Active ingredient (in each 5 mL teaspoonful) - Loratadine 5 mg
What are the possible side effects of loratadine?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fast or uneven heart rate;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or
- seizures (convulsions).
Less serious side effects may include:
- feeling tired or drowsy;
- stomach pain, diarrhea;
- dry mouth, sore throat...
What are the precautions when taking loratadine (Claritin)?
Before taking loratadine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to desloratadine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history. Do not self-treat with this medication without consulting your doctor first if you have certain medical conditions such as: kidney disease, liver disease.
Loratadine does not usually cause drowsiness when used at recommended doses. However, do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
If you have hives and your doctor has...
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/14/2017
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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